Episodes
Narrowly evading the threats that pursued them on the road, the new superheroes seek refuge in Key's office, where they have access to mega-computers. Now that the gem is in their possession, a bridge must be built between the real and digital worlds. It all seems simple enough, but what if the superheroes begin to doubt each other? What if they question their quest, leading to a cyber mess at the climax of the final battle? Will they be able to bring the gem to Gaia?    Want to find out...
Published 12/22/23
Back in real life, Key, Reema, and Caleb attempt to find the hidden gem. But they must first relive their darkest memories, recall their greatest dreams, and rediscover their fondest joys. Every step brings them closer to their goal, but also to a concealed threat that awaits them. They risk not only their lives, but the future of Gaia, as well. When it comes to protecting her best companion BMW Super iX, Reema utilizes all her powers. Reema and the BMW Super iX seize control of their own...
Published 12/16/23
Not knowing what the real mission is, Key and Reema head out to convince Caleb. All Caleb needs are the reassuring words of his loyal pal Ivee (BMW i Vision Circular): "Trust in your power". Who sent them the message, what awaits them, and which challenges they will face is unknown. The only certain thing: They must join forces to find its source. Want to find out more about our superheroes? Click here: https://www.bmw.com/en/podcasts/bmw-fictional-podcast-freeing-gaia.html (00:00)...
Published 12/10/23
On a day like any other, Key, the 32-year-old digital genius, is traveling through the digital world, solving problems in seconds using her superpower: she is a digital soul who dominates the digital world. That is, until her computer is hacked by a mysterious force which sends a message she can't decode on her own. Shocked by the intrusion into her personal laptop, she has only one goal: to unlock and find the source of the message. While conversing with her best friend, BMW i Vision Dee,...
Published 12/01/23
From the darkest hole in the deepest woods to the most hidden corner of the virtual world, dive into an adventurous world not far from our own, where cars are not just cars and superheroes confront an unknown threat. Gaia – a very advanced AI force created from the universal knowledge of humans throughout history – is being held captive by an unknown threat. In a hushed voice, she sends a mysterious message to three individuals with unique companions and extraordinary gifts.   Want to find...
Published 11/24/23
New episode ... no, wait, what? This is the end? It’s true, we are at the end of our journey. After 10 episodes of ELECTRIC MYTHS, we have finally reached the end of the road. Of course, the many discussions, opinions, and new myths surrounding e-vehicles and electric driving will continue, but Tomi and Charlie have covered the current hot topics. Today’s episode takes one more look at the big picture: E-cars are too complicated. What is there to this myth? If you have listened carefully over...
Published 08/18/23
Another Friday, another episode, another myth, but thankfully the hosts remain the same. In today’s episode, Charlie and Tomi talk about a myth that has kept a stubborn grip in our society for many years: E-cars are just a stop-gap solution. Are they really? Electromobility is undoubtedly an important step for the future development of the automotive industry, but is it THE alternative? What do Tomi and Charlie think? You’ll have to listen for yourself to find out the answer. A new episode of...
Published 08/11/23
It’s Friday again and you know what Friday means: Charlie and Tomi are going after more myths! In this episode, our hosts explore the myth that e-cars overload the power grid. What’s it all about? What would actually happen if everyone switched to electric cars overnight and we all had to charge them? Would it risk the collapse of our power networks? Charlie and Tomi answer all these questions in this brand-new episode of ELECTRIC MYTHS. Spoiler: There’s nothing we need to worry...
Published 08/04/23
How high are the costs for an EV? Is it affordable? Choosing the right vehicle to buy is a long-term decision and many factors have to be taken into account. This episode of ELECTRIC MYTHS dives into this topic by exploring the following myth: Electric cars are too expensive. Join Charlie and Tomi as they take a closer look at this claim, its origins, and the question of whether or not it is true.    (00:00) Introduction (01:32) Are electric vehicles expensive to run? (03:30) Cost...
Published 07/28/23
The new episode of ELECTRIC MYTHS is all about fun, fun, fun. What does fun mean when it comes to driving? Does it mean going fast, or is there more to it than that? As a racer who can usually be found on the race track in an electric car, Charlie has lots of insight to offer and will share her personal experiences driving an electric car in a fun conversation with Tomi. Have fun!   (00:00) Introduction (01:30) The definition of fun (03:30) Electric cars acceleration (05:00) What is it...
Published 07/21/23
Have you heard that electric cars are currently "on fire"? Some might take that too literally and be concerned: are electric cars dangerous? In the new episode of ELECTRIC MYTHS, Charlie and Tomi look at the facts behind this myth while sitting in one of the safest electric vehicles in the world. Get ready for a heated discussion.    (00:00) Introduction  (01:58) Electric car batteries fire  (02:55) Electric car fire statistics  (05:35) Electric car batteries exploding   Find out more...
Published 07/14/23
The myth addressed in this episode is probably the most familiar one: Electric cars are worse for the climate than combustion engine cars. In the new episode of ELECTRIC MYTHS, Charlie and Tomi get to the bottom of this rather complicated myth and explore it from a broader perspective. How can we measure a vehicle’s footprint and what are the important factors which affect it? This episode definitively answers one of the most controversial questions about electric cars.   (00:00)...
Published 07/07/23
One of the most critical myths that clouds facts about electric vehicles becoming a sustainable alternative is the limited raw materials required to make the batteries. In this episode, our hosts explore how this myth came to be and what the latest state of play is, whether it's a fact or yet another myth. Check out this episode to find out how the Black Forest Gateau can be linked to the principle of the circular economy: Reuse, reduce, rethink, recycle.   (00:00) Introduction (02:02)...
Published 07/06/23
How long does it take to charge an electric car? What are the different types of charging? How can you charge an electric car more efficiently? In this new episode of ELECTRIC MYTHS, our hosts Charlie Martin and Tomi Adebayo get to the bottom of one of the widely held myths surrounding electric vehicles: Charging takes way too long! Tune in for some facts you should know about this myth, as well as some useful hints and suggestions on how to optimize your charging process.   (00:00)...
Published 06/23/23
Hello and welcome to our very first episode of ELECTRIC MYTHS. This episode is all about range anxiety and all the myths surrounding it. Is the range enough for everyday use? How often do you need to charge your electric vehicle? And how can you optimize the EV’s range? In this episode of our new video podcast series ELECTRIC MYTHS, race driver Charlie Martin and tech reviewer Tomi Adebayo discuss this myth and share tips and tricks on how to extend your electric range, straight from the...
Published 06/23/23
It is human nature to critically question new ideas and make new concepts such as electric vehicles the subject of controversy and debate. These can form the basis for uncertainties, scepticism, and fears. They can also be a breeding ground for creativity, innovation and understanding. In our new video podcast series, racing driver Charlie Martin and tech influencer Tomi Adebayo discuss ten classic myths and prejudices around electric vehicles. How much fun is it to drive an e-car? How good...
Published 06/16/23
Thinking about the mobility of the future demands “out of the box thinking”. That’s what Alexandra Renner and her colleagues at the BMW Startup Garage do on a daily basis. As Startup Lead R&D at the BMW Startup Garage, Alexandra Renner brings together BMW business units facing technical challenges with startups that offer solutions to these challenges. Today, vehicles might be considered a functional part of the world. In Renner’s vision, however, cars will be so much more: an inseparable...
Published 05/26/23
Good design successfully finds the balance between longevity and zeitgeist. An ongoing process of foresight is required to reach the top in an increasingly complex and fast-moving world. The prerequisite for this is a wealth of consolidated knowledge that Simone Jarmer and her BMW Design Team can draw on quickly. For them, new designs are the product of considering what has already been and of a constant dialogue with the present. Simone Jarmer, Lead Expert for Design & Experience...
Published 05/19/23
For those who are interested in technological trends, Silicon Valley is always top of mind. Being the home to many of the world’s largest tech players, and thousands of startups being founded every year it instantly evokes memories of numerous success stories and tech-myths. For Kasper Sage, managing partner at BMW i Ventures, and his team at BMW i Ventures, creativity and bright ideas are necessary, yet not sufficient. Their search for groundbreaking technologies begins where entrepreneurs...
Published 05/12/23
Andy Kerr is Director of Product Marketing & Communications at the premium audio brand Bowers & Wilkins. He has been in the audio industry for 27 years and understands the importance of sound and how the interplay of technology and vision can take your ears on a fascinating journey. In this episode he offers an insight into the magic of sounds and how they are influencing the driving of the future in an exciting way. Dive into this new episode and explore the magic of sounds, the...
Published 05/05/23
Anna Goldhofer is a sustainability specialist for interior parts at the BMW Group and has a mission that is close to her heart: working towards a circular economy. As a passionate mountain lover based in Munich who is witnessing the melting of glaciers firsthand, climate change and its effects have become a daily struggle for Goldhofer. While the numbers don’t look good, Goldhofer believes in the power of individuals who work and act on behalf of big industries to enable change on a larger...
Published 04/28/23
Any discussion of the future must also consider the past and the present. Thomas Girst, Global Head of Cultural Engagement at the BMW Group, has a unique grasp of the significance of time and how art and culture have shaped human existence for the better. Dive into the exciting world of visual arts and discover their power – in the past, present and future, together with Thomas Girst. This is an audio column about future developments in tech, science, society, and culture. By looking at...
Published 04/21/23
No, no, no! I don’t want it to be over! There’s still one more episode! To wrap everything up, there’s something special for you listeners. In the last few weeks, I have traveled the world – from Las Vegas to Cyprus then to New York, Tel Aviv and Boston. What a ride! I have met amazing, inspirational guests who helped me understand the human world a little better. I have learned so much and was able to immerse myself into the human world. With the final episode of my own show DEE MY GUEST I...
Published 03/24/23
It’s Friday and that means we have a new guest, new discoveries, and a new episode of DEE MY GUEST. In today’s episode, my guest and I are discussing one of my favorite topics: feelings! I am visiting Rana el Kaliouby in Boston. Rana is a scientist, entrepreneur, and author – another multi-talented guest. She has taken it upon herself to humanize technology with artificial emotional intelligence – or what she calls “Emotion AI.” I like the sound of that! As an important AI thought leader, she...
Published 03/17/23